Use IT to Reduce Business Costs
The IT function should be at the heart of an organization’s efforts to reduce the cost of conducting business. Here’s what CIOs and other business leaders should focus on.
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Where is the fat? If HP has it right, then this article shows you the places where you can cut IT fat. Ever wonder what happens when business and IT are not aligned? Well, like most other things in life, there are symptoms of misalignment. Monitoring them and analyzing them can help you avert disaster. Cost management is still a top priority. However, making meaningful cost reduction without affecting performance is easier said than done. This article discusses "a structured and pragmatic approach to zero-basing can help achieve sustainable cost ... This case study demonstrates the detailed step-by-step process used by a professional services firm to optimize enterprise IT Operations. The approach is two pronged: 1) align operations with business objectives 2) optimize operations based upon a be... This series of papers provides practical guidance on managing IT costs. CIOs strive for greater efficiency but not at the cost of effectiveness. So, how does one reduce costs while increasing performance, and innovation? Read this guide! (100 pages) This cost estimating guide provides a framework, based upon best practices, that can be modified to develop, evaluate and manager IT investments' cost estimates. This presentation details a business focused cost optimization framework for the C-suite. CIOs can understand how business value drives cost management - cut fat, not muscle - and adapt this framework for their IT Organization. Excellent Read! Need a list of cost saving drivers? Read On... The pressure is on IT departments to cut costs. But if you came to me with a cost-cutting plan which includes suggestions from various IT experts of: “virtualisation, removing data duplication, WAN optimisation, installing air economisers, and using... What is a Cost Benefit Analysis without risk? Worthless!! Read On... A recession is upon us. Are you ready? A high level overview of cloud computing, its benefits and value versus on-premise application deployment. This comprehensive example demonstrates the process of conducting an IT Assessment and using it to drive a strategic plan for information technology (IT) that optimizes costs while driving the organization's business strategy. (150 pages) There are few more ready means of improving earnings per share than the consolidation and rationalization of IT systems, hardware, networks and other infrastructure. In fact, this isn't about technology at all: It's a business decision with profound... This paper discusses information technology cost management (IT Cost Management) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It discusses IT cost management frameworks, and their application in industry. This paper presents a high level overview of IT cost optimization for CIOs - cut costs without affecting innovation or business transformation. What is cost optimization? Why is it important? What is the key challenges in cost optimization? What are ... This presentation provides an IT cost reduction model that drives IT cost saving strategies. IT Executives Cutting Budgets and Consolidating Assets in 2008 Proving IT's Value is the Achilles heel of CIOs. There are many views and more tools but the issue persists. What now? This white paper provides a primer on IT Cost Optimization - how to run IT like a lean, mean, fighting machine. It identifies areas to focus on, and the step by step process to follow for each. Excellent discussion for the CIO wants to get "the bigge... How can a CIO create value when most of the budget is spent "keeping the lights on"? Is there a way out of this dilemma? Read On... Guide to Information Technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) provides a model to identify, select and fund the best IT projects. This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements" According to this study, Business Unit Heads are not concerned about IT Costs as they represent only 2-5% of their budgets. Really? Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars!
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